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, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> welcome back. 5:15 is your time. republicans are vowing to keep the health care bill from passing. the senate plan is expected to cost $849 billion over the next decade. requires ever want to buy health insurance and opposes medicare cut to help pay for it. senate leaders hope to begin debate by the weekend. >> it judged in new orleans has ruled the army corps of engineers and failure to maintain a navigation channel led to massive flooding during hurricane katrina. there will be awarded one of the $70,000 each. this ruling could leave the government open to billions of dollars in more claims. >> astronauts aboard atlantis will set out on the first of three space walks later today. they will install a spare intent and unload the 15 tons of spare parts. atlantis will be in orbit for one week. >>> vincent gray concedes it was a mistake to use government letterhead in a solicitation for political contribution. great used council stationery to solicit a $20,000 contribution from
. the commute will be a little bit slower. it does get better for the weekend. let's check in with lisa baden. >> things are not rolling. traffic out of maryland to get into virginia using the three lanes, not a good idea. you can see the through lane traffic with delays that begin after saint barnabas road. they are clearing construction on the beltway at telegraph road. the right side of the screen, the far right is local lanes traffic and whirling better than the through lanes. that is out of maryland using the wilson bridge. now to alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> a crackdown on hov violators. >> this is the second stage of an ongoing campaign. police are trying to keep things clear. pamela brown has more on that. good morning. >> we are giving you fair warning. the eighth of the crackdown is just now under way. if you're driving with fewer than three people, there is a good chance you'll get a ticket. the first offense will cost you $125, all the way up to $1,000 for the fourth offense. they issued 89 tickets. many of them were first offenders. troopers will be on 395 and 95 this morni
the country were a lot longer. and it's not the first time this has happened. here's lisa stark. >> reporter: as planes began backing up around the country, on the ground and in the air, the faa scrambled to unravel the glitch in the air traffic control system. >> it looked at the board, said your flight is canceled. >> i'm tired. and i'm frustrated. >> reporter: no one was going anywhere fast. extensive delays stretched from new york to atlanta to houston. by one calculation, the glitch may have caused as many as 2,000 flight delays. the problem all began shortly after 5:00 a.m. eastern when a single circuit board failed in a computer center in salt lake city. it meant controllers around the nation were no longer receiving information about flights electronically. instead, they had to resort to phone calls and manually imting flight information into their computers. >> you have to type it into the computer. it's time consuming and cumbersome rather than the con qumer transferring that data around from air traffic control facility to facility. >> reporter: abc news has learned the faa immedi
-related. it is from lisa in barryville, virginia. she says, i would like it know how much snow it take to equal an inchof rainfall. for example, two inches of rain would be how much snow? we actually got a similar question from another viewer named meg fetting. the general rule of thumb is that generally speaking, an inch of rain would equal 10 inches of snow. so for every tenth of an inch of rain, that would equal an inch of snow. however, that depend on the type of snow really. we have the wet heavy snows. we have the fine, powdery snow. that can throw the numbers off, correct, tucker? radio very wet snow, the ratio can be about six to one or six inches of snow for anen. of rain. a very dry snow across arctic regions, their ratios can get with a up there, 20, 30, 40 inches of snow for an inch of rain. it depends on how dry the atmosphere is. >> that is hy we say generally speaking. >> a good starting point. >> i believe tucker barnes and i did this last year. as long as we're talking about t we might as well talk about when we think we'll see the first snowfall. >> it is that time of season.
of computer problems at the faa. so we have our aviation correspondent lisa stark on the phone with us. what do we know? >> reporter: well, chris, what we know is that a computer that inputs flight plans, electronically so the controllers have those flight plans apparently there's some glitch in that computer right now. it may have failed entirely. other reports there's just something going on that the faa can't figure out but the bottom line is that no electronic flight plans are being put into this computer. that means controllers have to input all the flight information manually and that is causing delays nationwide everywhere around the country according to the faa. >> lisa, any sense of how long or whether or not you should even go to the airport? >> reporter: well, i think flights are taking off but they are being delayed. you might want to check with your carrier to see how delayed. what we're told by controllers, for example, is that at new york's jfk airport they're operating only at about 40% to 50% of efficiency. they're have to go to spread planes out in the air about twice the d
son todd, a and alice lost her son on flight 93. lisa dohan here she lost her husband navy captain robert dolan at the pentagon september 11th. deborah burlingame, i believe is here and she lost her brother, a pilot. also we are honored tim brown from the new york fire department is here. tim worked night after night on the rescue and recovery efforts of the world trade center. so, it's a privilege to have each of you with us today. on september 11th, 2001, our nation was attacked by a savage gang of terrorists, people who had previously stated as bin laden did, they were at war with the united states. their intent was to kill innocent americans and bring ruin to the united states. the death and destruction they caused in new york, washington, and pennsylvania was an act of war. at the time, that was crystal clear to us. if there is now among some folks in washington any confusion on that point, it's because time, i think, has dulled their memory or because other matters have clouded their judgment. but, the american people remember that day well. and they know that the facts have
, there is. in fact, it's in your pantry. lisa drayer's a nutrition involvement and contributing editor for "women's health" magazine. and she says the right foods can help keep your sex life sizzling. and she's one month away from delivering her baby. so you've obviously been eating something good. >> is it really true, though, honestly? can you eat foods that will change your libido, your sex drive and all that? >> you know, there is some preliminary research suggesting that certain foods can give you a boost in the bedroom. >> why don't we start right now? >> you always hear about dark chocolate being good for so many things. also libido? >> exactly. there's a chemical basis for it. and the reason is chocolate contains the compound fennel ethelamine which increases the feeling avenue traction between people. also it's the same brain chemical that's released when we experience the feeling of falling in love. >> really? that's why you get candies on valentine's day. >> and those who consume dark chocolate, one cube daily, women who do that report bigger desire and better performance. >
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